Outside (In the Car) American Judaism

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Stuck in traffic on the way home after all these gloomy thoughts about the dim gloom that so many want to cast upon the state of American Judaism, I like how these pictures came out what with the hill of green and bits of red and blue. Listened to a lot of Americana –John Adams’s “Chamber Symphony” and “Grand Pinola Music,” an interview on the radio with Valerie June and songs from her new album “Pushin’ Against A Stone,” and then, a nice surprise, a little Johnny Cash from Folsom Prison. There has got to be a better way to think about American Judaism than the simplistic binary “with religion” and “without religion.”

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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